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30 Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

These gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes are a great way to offer tasty options for friends and family members with food sensitivities.

And thanks to a few simple swaps and kitchen hacks, you might not even notice they’re gluten-free.

Thanksgiving Turkey with Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
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If you have gluten intolerance, navigating the Thanksgiving day table is a bit of a nightmare.

Even if you don’t have a gluten issue, foods with it are often hard to digest and can make you feel tired, overly full, and a little bloated.

Filling the table with gluten-free Thanksgiving foods may even help fight off the need for that post-dinner nap!

1. Crockpot Turkey Breast

No Thanksgiving table is complete without a hearty dinner protein.

Opting for a smaller turkey breast is an excellent way to cook a meal for a smaller gathering, ensuring that nothing goes to waste.

And turkey is a naturally gluten-free Thanksgiving dinner recipe.

It takes around 5 hours and yields a perfectly moist and flavorful turkey breast ready for all the fixings!

2. Gluten-Free Stuffing

For gluten-intolerant folks, stuffing is always on the no-fly list.

But swapping out traditional bread for a gluten-free option is a game-changer.

With a simple bread swap, you can make everyone’s favorite Thanksgiving side dish gluten-free.

3. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This recipe ensures that everyone gets to dine on creamy mashed potatoes!

Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free to please the vegans at your Thanksgiving day table.

The best part of this recipe is that the Instant Pot does all the work.

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It can transform raw potatoes into a creamy dream in just 5 minutes.

4. Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

Green-bean casserole is a crowd favorite, but many cream of mushroom soup blends pack in the gluten.

To keep it gluten-free, opt for a can that is designated gluten-free on the can.

If you can’t find a gluten-free alternative, making your gluten-free cream of mushroom soup is super easy!

Instead of crispy fried onions, you can make an inventive swap using pork rinds.

5. Roasted Bacon Turkey Roulade & Fig Sausage Stuffing

No one will miss gluten with this savory and flavorful roasted bacon turkey roulette with fig sausage stuffing.

It has massive flavors wrapped in bacon, and inside, it delivers another meaty punch from sausage stuffing!

Figs add a sweetness that compliments the sausage, and pine nuts add a wonderful crunch.

6. Gluten-free Gravy

This gluten-free gravy recipe is perfect not only for the gluten-intolerant but also for vegans!

Simply swap traditional flour for a gluten-free alternative (or cornstarch), and use vegan butter and vegetable stock.

The best part of this recipe is that it comes together in just 5 minutes. It’s super creamy and bursting with flavor.

7. Pumpkin Pie Hummus

Hummus is one of my favorite gluten-free appetizers because it’s creamy, tasty, and everyone loves it.

Plus, it’s pretty much always gluten-free, so you don’t need to hunt down any special ingredients.

This recipe blends fragrant flavors of pureed pumpkin with cashew butter, chickpeas, and pumpkin pie spices. Yum!

8. Gluten-Free Pot Roast

If you are tired of turkey, you can’t go wrong with pot roast!

It’s rich in meaty flavors and checks the vegetable box with plenty of hearty root vegetables.

It infuses meaty flavors from an organic beef roast and cooks low and slow for hours with flavorful potatoes, carrots, onions, and light seasoning.

It’s brimming with rich and hearty flavors and is a great way to change things up this Thanksgiving.

9. Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Topping

On its own, sweet potato casserole is gluten-free side dish we all love. However, those with food intolerances often run into trouble with the toppings.

This sweet potato dish swaps unfriendly toppings with a flavorful pecan crumble.

It adds nutty buttery flavors that pair well with sweet potatoes.

It’s so good that you may prefer this recipe over your grandma’s traditional recipe!

10. Low-Carb Paleo Cauliflower Stuffing

If you pile your plate with too much stuffing (it’s easy to do!), you likely won’t have any room left for dessert.

While many recipes opt for gluten-free bread, this recipe incorporates cauliflower to keep it gluten-free and paleo.

It still delivers the robust and fragrant seasoning of homemade stuffing.

But it fills in the bread gaps with meaty and super healthy cauliflower.

11. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Pecans

How can you jazz up boring Brussels sprouts? With plenty of fall-inspired flavors of maple and apples.

The richness of the Brussels sprouts pairs so well with the sweetness of maple syrup. There’s also a tart crunch from apples and pecans.

Be prepared to make a big batch because everyone will gobble up these delectable little morsels at your Thanksgiving table!

12. Hasselback Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar

Hasselback potatoes look so impressive at the dinner table and are surprisingly easy to make.

While the traditional Hasselback potato recipes used yellow potatoes, swapping yellow for sweet potatoes screams autumn.

They incorporate classic sweet potato pie ingredients such as sugar, spices, and pecans and are entirely gluten-free.

13. Crockpot Butternut Squash Soup

Including a hearty soup at the dinner table is a great way to infuse fall flavors without overly heavy ingredients.

Butternut squash tastes very similar to sweet potatoes with a subtle hint of butterscotch.

To take the sweetness from the squash, it infuses robust flavors from root vegetables and jalapeno peppers.

The best part? It’s gluten-free and vegan but doesn’t shy away from the flavor.

14. Herb and Garlic Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a crowd favorite, but the traditional recipe uses breadcrumbs.

Simply swap them out for a gluten-free alternative and you’re all set!

The fragrant mixture incorporates flavorful herbs and earns a creamy kick from the cream cheese.

They come together in under 45 minutes and are surprisingly low in calories.

15. Pumpkin Cake

A simple flour swap makes dessert back on the menu for the gluten-intolerant!

This gluten-free cake is impossibly moist by adding pumpkin pie puree right into your cake batter.

It keeps the cake impossibly moist and adds a ton of fall flavors.

While this cake is excellent, the cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.

16. Vegan Scalloped Potatoes

You don’t need cream, cheese, or gluten to make insanely creamy scalloped potatoes.

It’s a perfect starchy side dish to serve for gluten-intolerant and vegan family members, and it packs a powerful flavor punch.

Instead of cheese, opt for nutritional yeast (it adds nutty and cheesy flavors).

It gets a kick of creaminess from almond milk thickened with cornstarch.

17. No-Fail Gluten-Free Brined Turkey

Don’t let brined turkey intimate you! This gluten-free brined turkey bursts with rich flavors and cooks like a dream in the oven.

The brine includes robust flavors such as orange juice, wine, peppercorn, brown sugar, and plenty of spices.

It cooks up nice and crispy in the oven with tender and juicy insides.

18. Gluten-Free Southern Baked Macaroni and Cheese

No one can resist the siren call of mac and cheese, and this gluten-free recipe is so easy to whip together.

Swapping out your pasta for a gluten-free alternative is all you need to do to keep it gluten-free.

Many big brands such as Barilla offer gluten-free options.

You can also swap pasta with chickpea pasta to keep calories low without sacrificing the cheesy goodness.

19. Dutch Oven Whole Roast Chicken

Give the turkey a break this year and opt for chicken instead!

What’s great about this simple recipe is that it only uses five ingredients.

It’s a great way to impress a smaller group without a ton of leftovers.

It infuses heart root vegetables in a Dutch oven with a perfectly seasoned chicken and cooks to perfection in just an hour and a half.

20. 3-Ingredient Paleo Cranberry Sauce

With this super simple cranberry sauce, everyone will enjoy this holiday staple.

Not only is it gluten-free, but it’s also Paleo as well!

It infuses three simple ingredients: cranberries, honey (or maple syrup), and orange juice which will soon be a family favorite.

21. Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

Apple crisp is a super quick apple pie alternative. And it’s also super easy to make it a gluten-free dessert!

Just use oat flour instead of regular, and the rest is all the same.

If you make your own oat flour, make sure the oats are gluten-free.

22. Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

Yes, this pecan pie is gluten-free.

The pie crust makes a few inventive swaps to keep it perfectly safe for the gluten-intolerant.

It infuses gluten-free flour with xanthan gum and plenty of butter.

This results in a flaky and tender crust that’s hard to distinguish from the real thing!

23. Gluten-Free Cornbread

Thanksgiving dinner isn’t complete without cornbread. And with this recipe, everyone can have a piece.

You’ll use gluten-free all-purpose flour, along with yellow cornmeal, to make this light, fluffy, and tender.

And the added honey makes it wonderfully sweet.

24. Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

You read that right. This chicken recipe calls for 40 cloves of garlic.

Don’t worry- this garlicky dish won’t cause your house to burn down from garlic breath.

Once the garlic marinates in the rich sauce, it mellows out a great deal and adds a beautiful sweetness to the chicken.

25. Christmas Fruit Salad

Gluten-free or not, this colorful fruit salad is pretty hard to resist.

With a base of creamy Greek yogurt and all your favorite fruit, it offers a healthy alternative to all that pie!

To make it even more appealing, break out your cookie cutter to cut your fruit into fun and inviting shapes.

Even the little ones will want to get in on this fruit action!

26. Gluten-Free Stuffing Salad with Warm Onion Dressing

Not only is this recipe perfect for the gluten intolerant, but it’s always a great way to indulge.

Think of this dish as part savory stuffing, part hearty winter salad.

With a drizzle of sweet, warm onion dressing, it’s hard to resist.

27. Basmati Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruit and Almonds

Rice, dried fruit, and almonds may not sound like they work together, but they do!

Hearty spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and cumin add robust flavors that work well with dried fruit.

Almonds take this super simple dish over the top for added crunch and a pop of nutrition.

28. Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

These simple muffins are chocolatey, incredibly moist, and packed with massive fall flavors.

To keep them gluten-free, swap out traditional flour for a gluten-free alternative.

If you have family flying in for the holidays, these muffins make a perfect morning treat with a cup of coffee.

29. Harvest Chicken Casserole

This isn’t your grandma’s casserole.

Unlike other casserole dishes that are unapologetically brown, this harvest chicken casserole is bursting with bright colors and flavor.

It’s infused with all of Thanksgiving day’s greatest hits like pumpkin seeds, cranberries, sweet potatoes, and plenty of fragrant herbs.

Think of this recipe as a whole Thanksgiving day meal served up in a casserole dish!

30. Roasted Root Vegetables

You can’t go wrong with simple roasted vegetables if you want to keep things simple.

They’re the perfect gluten-free side, and it’s so easy to make the dish your own.

I like rainbow carrots, parsnips, and beets, so they really pop in the dish. But you can use whatever veggies you prefer.

30 Best Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Course: DinnerCuisine: American
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour
Calories

200

kcal

If you need some gluten-free Thanksgiving recipes, you’ve come to the right place. Because this gluten-free Thanksgiving stuffing is so good, it’ll outshine the turkey!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf gluten-free bread, approximately 14-16 ounces, cubed

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 3/4 cups chicken or vegetable stock

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • Spread the cubed gluten-free bread on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until they are dry and golden.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the bread cubes to a large mixing bowl.
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Then, add the diced onion and celery and sauté until the vegetables are soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the minced garlic, thyme, sage, salt, and pepper, and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour the onion and celery mixture over the toasted bread cubes and toss to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the beaten eggs with chicken or vegetable stock. Pour this mixture over the bread cubes, and stir until all the bread is moistened.
  • Transfer the stuffing mixture to the greased baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Cover the dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Then, remove the foil and bake for another 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 200kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 20.3g
  • Protein: 3.5g
  • Fat: 12.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Sodium: 469mg
  • Potassium: 55mg
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Sugar: 0.9g
  • Calcium: 52mg
  • Iron: 0mg
Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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